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Abbreviations and Acronyms

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ARV = antiretroviral [therapy]

BMD = bone mineral density

BMI = body mass index

CHC = combined hormonal contraceptive

COC = combined oral contraceptive

Cu-IUD = copper-containing intrauterine device

DMPA = depot medroxyprogesterone acetate

DVT = deep venous thrombosis

ECP = emergency contraceptive pills

FAB = fertility awareness–based [methods]

hCG = human chorionic gonadotropin

HDL = high-density lipoprotein

HIV = human immunodeficiency virus

IBD = inflammatory bowel disease

IUD = intrauterine device

LARC = long-acting reversible contraception

LDL = low-density lipoprotein

LNG = levonorgestrel

LNG-IUD = levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device

NET-EN = norethisterone enantate

NNRTI = nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

NRTI = nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

PE = pulmonary embolism

PID = pelvic inflammatory disease

POC = progestin-only contraceptive

POP = progestin-only pill

SLE = systemic lupus erythematosus

SSRI = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

STD = sexually transmitted disease

UPA = ulipristal acetate

U.S. MEC = U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

U.S. SPR = U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use

VTE = venous thromboembolism